Adirondack Website Design
The most common questions
and their answers.
Having a website built for your business is a significant investment.
We know you have questions and we’re here to answer them.
Will we have a contract?
A website development proposal and contract is essential to all projects as it provides the page-by-page, function-by-function roadmap to the creation of the website and clearly lays out our separate responsilities and timelines.
The document is usually over 12 pages long and also contains a detailed competitive intelligence analysis. This shows what your competition is doing, as well as where and why they place in search results so you can make informed choices to help your business favorably compete.
How long will it take to develop my website?
How long it takes to develop a website depends on how complex the site will be.
Is the website just informational? Are you providing the content or do we have to write it up? Will it be an e-commerce website? Is custom programming required? Are there going to be complex graphical elements like custom video or animation?
All of these questions are answered in your interviews and the resulting proposal will have an exact timeline. Usually, a simple 5-page informational website where you provide the written content takes about 4 weeks from the time we receive the verbiage. An e-commece website can take 6-8 weeks or longer depending on how many initial products are placed in the wesbite.
Do you develop handicap accessible / ADA compliant websites?
For Adirondack Website Design, ADA compliant, handicap accessible websites are not a “different” kind of website, they are the only kind of website that we develop.
While website handicap accessibility might once have been thought of as “just a nice thing to do”, of course it is much more than that.
United States Federal courts, especially in New York, have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires website owners to make their websites accessible to those with visual and hearing impairments.
Please visit our ADA Compliant Websites page for more information.
Who provides the content for my website?
The words and images for the website can either be provided by the client or Adirondack Website Design can provide them as a service.
While you will certainly know more about your business than we do, we have often helped clients who just can’t find the right words or images to get their message across. Importantly, the words within a website are used to rank the website in search engines and should be optimized for them. Read the What About Marketing? section below for more information on our SEO services.
What about marketing?
Before a single page is designed the marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) of the site are considered. We believe that there is no use in having a business website if it can’t be found.
Adirondack Website Design can help you create content, submit your website to search engines and manage your Internet marketing campaign to get your website in front of your current – and future – customers. See our SEO and Internet Marketing page for more information.
How much does a website cost?
That depends on what you want your website to do for you.
Every project is one of a kind, even for businesses that seem to sell the same products or provide the same services. Because of this, prices for website development vary depending on the requirements of the individual project.
We would be glad to speak with you to learn more about your project and provide you with a ballpark figure. If you want to move forward from there then just let us know and we can work together to start the formal proposal process.
How and when are payments made?
After the feature set of the website has been determined, and a cost agreed upon, we require 50% of the project’s total cost to begin work.
Milestone payments continue through the rest of the development phase until the website is completed and the final payment is made. There are occasions when a different payment plan can be arranged so please ask us as we’ll work with you.
We accept all major credit cards through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to pay this way), cash and checks from local, Adirondack region, clients.
What about support and maintenance?
When your website is complete it will be live and fully operational. Our monthly maintenance support will make sure it stays that way.
We will keep all of your website’s code up to date and will modify your websites code in the event there is a conflict with certain updates. We would ensure the security of your website, protecting it against hacking and vandalism and would back up your site regularly so in case disaster strikes we can get you up and running again quickly.
We can also add or change the content of your website upon request or can direct you to the training you need to add content or products to your website on your own.
Much like the cost for the design of the website itself, monthly maintenance fees are dependent on the complexity and scope of the website. All maintenance costs are detailed in the formal proposal.
Having Adirondack Website Design as your Website Administrator, gives you peace of mind that ‘someone is minding the store’ as well as freeing up your time to do what you do best – run your business.
Would You Like A Quote?
We know how important it is to know what you’re getting into before you make the investment in having a professionally designed website for your business.
We always recommend that you have a reasonable budget and time frame for the development of your website. To help you establish your budget we can provide you with an informal ball park figure to get you started.
If you want a formal, accurate, written quote then we’ll be glad to complete a Website Development Proposal and Contract for you. The formal quote is a comprehensive document, often over a dozen pages, which requires about a week to complete.
To find out more just click on the button on the right, complete the short form and we’ll get back to you within a day or so.
Website Design & Development
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Internet Marketing with Google, Yahoo, Bing and AdWords
WordPress, WooCommerce, Joomla, Magento and Drupal Development
Business and Marketing Plans
Desktop and Mobile Websites
ADA Website Compliance Audits
Social Media Management for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter
Website Backup and Maintenance
Why choose us?
Because of our commitment to provide you with the best ADA compliant website in your business sector, giving you substantial competitive advantage over your competition in the Adirondack region ~ and beyond.
We combine an unmatched depth of experience, compelling designs and technical expertise to produce results that will not only make your business look great but can get you the customers you need to grow.